Where should be when using roaming profiles in Windows 2000.

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
My first question is "Where should be when using roaming profiles in Windows 2000"?
When I search various PCs on the network I find that the template is to be found in various places.
1:   C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates
2:   C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office
3:   C:\Documents and Settings\<username here>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
4:   C:\Documents and Settings\<username here>\Templates
Where should it be?
For me, I would like it to be under their own username in Documents and Settings so that everyone can have their own
Why would there be a in Program Files?  That would mean that every user would have to have the same template.

Next question.  Let's suppose that we choose file location number 3.  That is my guess.  If we choose number 3 how do we ensure that every user has their template in their own version of pathname number 3?  Finally, how do we ensure that new users logging into that PC also have their template default to that same pathname?

Thank you
Question by:peparsons
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    Accepted Solution

    This is really as system administration question.

    Roaming profiles are kept on a server.
    When the user logs on, they are loaded to the local workstation in location 3.
    At logoff, they ure uploaded back to the server, unless they are mandatory, where they can't be changed.
    The is part of the profile.
    There will be a default profile, and new users will get that.


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